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Definition of reprove verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    reprove somebody (for something/for doing something) reprove (somebody) + speech (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reprove
    he / she / it reproves
    past simple reproved
    -ing form reproving
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  1. 1to tell someone that you do not approve of something that they have done synonym rebuke
  2. 2 He reproved her for rushing away.
adjective [usually before noun] a reproving glance His tone was mildly reproving.
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adverb “You're late,” she said reprovingly.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: reprove